TechNet Print-a-Book Beta Available

This week, a feature known as Print/Export a Collection (a.k.a. Print-a-Book) went live in our TechNet Library Lightweight as Beta service.  This new feature offers improved printing features for TechNet articles and the ability to export one or more topics to PDF format. To check out this feature, go to the TechNet Lightweight Library and…


Circular Logging and Mailbox Database Copies

In the transaction logging mechanism used by Exchange, each database transaction is written first to a log file and then to the database file.  When a log file reaches a certain size (1 MB in Exchange 2010), it's renamed with the next generation sequence number, and a new log file is created. Over time, this…


Witness Server Warning Message When Using Certain Database Availability Group Tasks

Recently, some customers reported that when they create a DAG, they get a warning message that states the following: The Exchange Trusted Subsystem is not a member of the local Administrators group on specified witness server <ServerName>. In these cases, the customer’s intended witness server was not an Exchange 2010 server.  As documented in TechNet,…


Exchange 2010 High Availability Misconceptions Addressed

We just published a blog post I wrote about some common Exchange 2010 high availability misconceptions that I heard repeated at Tech.Ed North America.  In it, I discuss and dispel several misconceptions: Misconception Number 1: The Alternate Witness Server (AWS) provides redundancy for the Witness Server (WS) Misconception Number 2: Microsoft recommends that you deploy…


Understanding and Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server Integration

Today we released a new Word document that introduces you to some of the new client features that are available when Microsoft Lync Server 2010 is integrated with Exchange Server 2010. Lync 2010, as well as other unified communications (UC) clients and devices, interact with Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Outlook to provide integrated features to…


Exchange 2010 SP1 and Windows Bugchecks

In case you aren’t familiar with the word, a bugcheck is one of several technical terms used to describe the situation in which an operating system halts because it has encountered an error that prevents it from safely continuing to operate.  Other technical terms we used to describe this condition include: Kernel panic System halt…


UDP Notification is coming to Exchange 2010

We just made another cool announcement this week about UDP notification and Exchange 2010.  If you have clients running Outlook 2003 against Exchange 2010, check out this post.


GAL Segmentation in Exchange Server 2010 SP2

We just posted some important information about GAL segmentation, address book policies and Exchange Server 2010 SP2 on the Exchange team blog.  I know this is critical information for some of you out there, so I’ll keep this post short and sweet and just say: Go read it!


Exchange Server 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator Update Released

Today we’ve released an update to the Exchange Server 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator that addresses some issues that were identified in the previous (v12.8) release.  You can visit the updates tracking page to see what is in this new version, but here’s a brief synopsis of what’s fixed/changed: Fixed the Activation Results Scenarios…